Calendar – October 20, 2012

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday (10 days before each issue)
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Oct. 20-28

    ST. JOHN BOSCO, Women’s Society meeting, pot luck, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.  340-0444.
    ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, rosary rally, Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. St. Clement school choir, procession with the monstrance and Knights of Columbus Color Corps, living rosary, benediction. Father Luis Rodriguez, pastor, leads act of consecration; address by Father Mark Beard. Rosaries, brown scapulars, St. Clement of Rome rosary CD distributed. 3990 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie.
    OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, night of praise and worship with area bands, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Free. 1000 North Starrett Road, Metairie.
    OUR LADY OF LOURDES, “Knight to Remember” school gala, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., in the Slidell Auditorium, 2056 Second St., Slidell. Catering by Bistro Byronz, beer, wine, daiquiris; Voodoo Funk and Soul for dancing; live and silent auction; cash raffle. $60 a person; sponsorship tables available for six, eight or 10 guests.  OLL parishioners, current and former parents, alumni, friends invited. Reservations:  782-8121, 415-7426.
    ST. PETER, Festival of Praise for Families, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Mary’s Hall. Contemporary praise music, witness and testimony, prayer. (985) 892-1831.
    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Trunk-a-Treat, Oct. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Schoolyard, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
Admission: items for the food bank (canned goods, nonperishables, paper products). Parish CYO will sell concessions (hot dogs, pizza, snacks, drinks);
Pack 70 Cub Scouts will operate Haunted House (admission $1 a person). Contests for costumes, decorated trunks; music, candy.
    HOLY FAMILY, family day. Oct. 28, noon-3:30 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, dessert supplied by parish; bring chairs. Chili Cookoff contest Oct. 28, judging at 10:30 a.m. 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. (985) 785-9097. hlyfamily

    JESUS THE GOOD SHEPHERD, eucharistic procession prayer walk, Oct. 20, after 8:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Father Philip Powell, St. Dominic Church. Students, adults invited. www.jesusthe
    ST. JUDE NOVENA, St. Jude Shrine, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, Oct. 20-28. Feast of St. Jude celebration with Mass and novena, Oct. 20 and 27, 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; weekdays, 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. Anointing of sick Oct. 26. Novena speaker: Oblates of Mary Immaculate Father Edward Hauf. 525-1551.
    THEOLOGY OF THE BODY, four-part series, beginning Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. “Created in His Image:  Love in the Divine Plan.” Presenters: Jason Angelette, Brian Butler. A response to the lack of understanding among the laity regarding the church’s teaching on artificial contraception in light of the controversy surrounding the HHS mandate from the Obama administration. Series continues Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.  Engaged and married couples invited. 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.  888-0703.
    MISSIONARIES OF ST. THERESE, 67th anniversary Rose Petal luncheon and social, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Hall, 3310 Florida Ave. at 33rd Street, Kenner. Parade of prizes, sweets, raffles, gift shop, cash bar. 287-8732.
    CHATEAU DE NOTRE DAME GUILD, annual fall luncheon, Oct. 24, 1 p.m., Chateau de Notre Dame, 2832 Burdette St., New Orleans. Cost: $20 a person. Reservations: 866-2741, ext. 660.
    SCRIPTURE STUDY, Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans, “Faith in the New Testament,” led by Al Mansfield and the CCRNO pastoral team at the group’s prayer meetings, Wednesdays Oct. 24-Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., St. Benilde Church.
    ALL SAINTS PARTY, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., featuring a children’s concert with folk singer Danny O’Flaherty, a parade of saints by Our Lady of Perpetual Help children, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks. $10. 464-0361. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Williams Boulevard, Kenner.
    NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning conducted by Gayle Rizzo. Class dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Dec. 29, at Archdiocese of New Orleans Administration Building on Walmsley Avenue. Preregistration required; cost $100. Call Family Life Apostolate, 861-6243.

    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Trick-or-treating, hayrides, face painting, a costume contest, vehicle trunk decorating contest. Hot dogs, soft drinks, desserts sold. 
    LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY (LIM), “Catholic Perspectives on Voting” free webinar, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. with Archbishop Gregory Aymond addressing Catholic teaching and its implications for faithful citizenship and American privilege to vote. 865-2109,
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Presidential Centennial Series continues with Wynton Marsalis in concert, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Roussel Hall. Tickets: $75 with reception; $40 preferred seats; $25 reserved seating; $15, faculty/staff; $10 Loyola students. 865-2074. Also: “Theology of Caring for a Coastal-Carnival Place,” free lecture Oct. 24, 5:15 p.m., Loyola faculty member Anne Daniell. Nunemaker Auditorium, main entrance, third floor, Monroe Hall, 6363 Saint Charles Ave. Also, free reading by award-winning Irish author, Claire Keegan (’92), Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Thomas Hall, Whitney room. Keegan has an undergraduate degree from Loyola, master of arts from the University of Wales and a master of philosophy from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. 861-5882,
    OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, open house, Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., campus tours, speakers, financial aid information available. RSVP at 368-2175. 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans.
    STUART HALL, open houses for prospective students in prekindergarten through seventh grade, 8:30 a.m., chapel: PreK3-kindergarten, Oct. 24; first-fourth, Oct. 25; fifth-seventh, Oct. 26. All sessions include school overview, group tour.  Private tours available, 861-5384;
    XAVIER UNIVERSITY, three-night revival, 7 p.m., Oct. 24-26. Preachers: Deacon Lawrence Houston, St. Peter Claver, Oct. 24; Dr. Mitchell Stevens, music professor at Xavier University and pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Pilgrim Baptist Church, Oct. 25; Deacon Jesse Watley, executive director, Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of New Orleans, Oct. 26. In new chapel. Refreshments follow.
    ST. PHILIP NERI, drama program presents, “Hotel Frankenstein” comedy, Oct. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 reserved seating; $7 adults, $4 children. Concessions available. Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie.; email; 887-5600, ext. 82.
    ST. JOSEPH ABBEY AND SEMINARY COLLEGE, annual benefit Deo Gratias with live music, auction, raffle, food catered by John Folse, Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. Tickets online: Sponsorships available. $100 at the door. 75376 River Road, St. Benedict. (985) 892-1800.
    ST. SCHOLASTICA, Trek or Treat Halloween Run/Walk, Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. start of one-mile race, 9 a.m. start of 5K race. Pavilion at St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington. Post-race refreshments for registered participants. (985) 892-2540 ext. 132; e-mail

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